Easter at Hakone Japanese Garden


Click on the photo for the full size panorama, a truly stunning view

It’s hard to believe that this garden exists in the Bay Area; everytime I come here I’m transported to a shogun’s garden estate in Japan! Hakone Garden in Saratoga, California has become one of my family’s favorite spots. Originally designed by an imperial gardener as a summer retreat for a wealthy San Francisco philanthropist, Hakone has become a community park. Not pictured is the exotic bamboo forest, a spot you have to visit if you are in the Bay Area.


Outfit details:

Dress: Tobi Sweetly Scalloped dress, taken in, now on sale online (obsessed with scallop trim? More options here and here and I love the back on this one)

Necklace: Ann Taylor pearlized crystal statement necklace (now an extra 60% off of sale price, only $16, no code needed)

Belt: Cece Bee (old, Japanese brand similar here and here)

Bag: Burberry small Alchester (old, newer style here)

Jacket: Juicy Couture Girls (old, similar here)   IMG_6981.JPGIMG_6958.JPG



IMG_4170Matt was able to join for a few shots as well!



Untitled_Panorama1Photo credit: Shaun H

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6 Comments on Easter at Hakone Japanese Garden

  1. barefootmegz
    April 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s gorgeous! Looks similar to a tea garden I visited in Kyoto, actually 😀

    • Joyce
      April 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Nice! Which one? I’m visiting Japan in June, would love recs!

  2. jennventures
    April 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Such a pretty garden! Love the scallops too!

    • Joyce
      April 15, 2015 at 10:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jen! I’m going to bring you here next time you visit with your family!

  3. June
    April 15, 2015 at 2:37 am (3 years ago)

    Omigod the garden is so beautiful, I can’t believe that this place in Bay Area, at the first time I thought it was in Japan. btw, I love your classic and chic style

    • Joyce
      April 15, 2015 at 10:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks June! I stopped by your blog and am so impressed with your edgy look. Not many girls can rock short hair but you do wear it like a champ!


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